From the perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift to fashionable wardrobe upgrades, guests will find plenty of inspiration at the Tau Beta Fall Market 2022.
Since 2004, the Tau Beta Association has been inviting the community to view the wares from a variety of vendors, offering everything from homewares and holiday decor to jewelry, handbags, and clothing for the whole family.
This year’s market will take place on Friday, September 30 from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 1 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM at The Grosse Pointe Club, Berkshire Place 6, Grosse Pointe Farms.
“The space is large and open, allowing for a seamless shopping experience while enjoying views of Lake St. Clair,” said Powell Corbett, co-chair of the event with Julie Kaiser. “It really is a beautiful area. People should take the opportunity to come and see the venue while it is open to the public for such a special time.”
Originally a spring affair, Tau Beta’s market was moved to fall last year, which organizers say makes for perfect Christmas shopping.
“We have expanded our holiday offerings this year because of the timing,” says Kaiser. “We have a really good seller committee that has a good idea of what people are looking for.”
Among them are seven new suppliers, including Glamourpuss — a perfect addition for the changing season as it offers hats, gloves and “easy, grab-and-go gifts,” Corbett noted.
Another newcomer is Susan Lister Locke Jeweler, based in Nantucket, which offers timeless 18k gold and other precious metals.
“Susan has incorporated patterns and designs from nature and combined them with vibrant gemstones,” Corbett said. “It really is a beautiful collection.”
Among the repeat sellers this year are Carrie Dunham, who offers clutches and handbags, and Edit NY, which Corbett described as “Madison Avenue is coming to The Grosse Pointe Club.”
“They show a lot of uniquely beautiful pieces,” Corbett said. “A Tau Beta Market favorite are their ladies’ tailored coats. We are glad they return.
“…Our seller committee is great at finding different price points and the committee members are all ages, they all have different styles, so we have a broad base of sellers who tick all the boxes,” she added. “And they know which ones to come back. … We have some wonderful repeat salespeople that Grosse Pointers have come to love.”
Those who want to get a glimpse of what’s in store before it’s available to the general public are invited to a preview party fundraiser on Thursday, September 29 from 6-9pm at The Grosse Pointe Club. Men and women are invited to this special event, which features live music, a signature “Fall Market-ini” cocktail, open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and shopping.
Additionally, preview party guests can purchase raffle tickets — $25 each or five for $100 — for a chance to win a selection of prizes, including an agate and diamond pendant donated by Margaret Peabody; a B May Harbor python bag set donated by Girlie Girl; and a “Night on the Town” package that includes two tickets to Little Caesar’s Arena, a room at the MGM Grand Detroit and a meal for two at D Prime, donated by Louis Theros and Joe Kaiser.
Tickets for the preview party are $75 presale, $85 at the door.
“It’s a very, very exciting lottery with a lot of items available,” Kaiser said. “It’s generally a very nice evening, for men and women. Everyone is excited about it.”
Those who bring their preview party tickets will have free entry to the Friday Market and will receive a free “Fall Market-ini” between 4pm and 7pm
A buffet lunch is also included during market days, available on the lower level of The Grosse Pointe Club.
“If you can’t make it through the preview, stop on Friday or Saturday,” Corbett said. “The Little Club offers lunch so you can sit downstairs with the water in view. … Come and have lunch at a fun location and browse beautiful vendors.
Most of the money raised during the fall market will benefit The Children’s Center of Detroit, which has been a major focus for Tau Beta since 2004. The Children’s Center empowers children and families to overcome mental and behavioral problems and cope with developmental disabilities, and helps children in foster care find their forever home.
“It’s so exciting that in the past five years alone, more than $500,000 has been raised to support The Children’s Center,” Corbett said.
Over the years, Tau Beta has committed more than money to the center. Members regularly donate time and talents to children and families through the Tau Beta Center for Discovery and Tau Beta Center for Literacy computer lab, as well as through summer camps and by supplying a boutique and food supply.
In addition, Tau Beta members support an annual Thanksgiving turkey ride, Christmas market, and other programs at The Children’s Center throughout the year.
A portion of the fall market’s proceeds also help fund recognition grants, which “…Tau Beta members have the opportunity to nominate and award funds to valuable charitable organizations committed to improving lives in the world.” greater Detroit area,” noted Corbett.
In 2021, a total of $30,000 in scholarships was awarded to the following organizations: Beyond Basics, Alternative for Girls, Holy Yoga Detroit, Shoes That Fit-Liggett Chapter, Soar Detroit, Grosse Pointe Foundation for Public Education, Detroit Dog Rescue, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy , Racing for Kids and continuing to grow Detroit.
For more information about Fall Market, visit taubeta.org or email [email protected]
* Addison Bay, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
* Christmas ball, Jacmel, Haiti
Brighid French Designs, Grosse Pointe
Carrie Dunham, Bay Head, New Jersey
* Claymore Shop, Birmingham
* Daniella Ortiz, Palm Beach, Florida.
Deseda, Lake Forest, Ill.
Duffield Lane, Grand Rapids
Edit NY, New York, NY
* Galmourpuss, New York, NY
Good threads, Royal Oak
Jack and Jill, Western Springs, Illinois.
Kathy Kamei Designs, Santa Barbara, Kalf.
KP Designs, Atlanta
* Kricket Lane Designs, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Pearly Vine by Heidi Ackley, New Albany, Ohio
* Susan Lister Locke Jeweler, Nantucket, Mass., and Palm Beach, Fla.
Tori Brown the label, Greenwich, Conn.
Whitehead Studios, Lake Forest, Illinois.
The WW Collection, Sewickley, Pa.
* indicates new supplier
About Tau Beta
Tau Beta Association has been promoting charitable and philanthropic projects and services for the benefit of the people of southeastern Michigan for over 100 years. Founded in 1901 as a nonprofit, Tau Beta has supported numerous causes, including tuberculosis treatment, Hamtramck Community House, and Tau Beta Camp for girls and boys in the metro Detroit area.
Tau Beta membership voted in January 2004 to partner with The Children’s Center of Detroit and focus its volunteer and fundraising efforts on activities for this valuable institution. Located near Detroit Medical Center and founded in 1929, The Children’s Center of Detroit serves the mental and emotional well-being of thousands of at-risk children and families in Detroit.
Currently, Tau Beta has a resident senior membership of more than 460 women, more than 240 non-resident senior members and more than 50 junior members. For more information, visit taubeta.org.
About the children’s center
The Children’s Center is home to many specialized clinical services. It works with children who are struggling with behavioral, emotional, educational, intellectual and developmental problems or who may have experienced trauma.
The Children’s Center treats the whole child and looks at more than a single problem to provide the best, most comprehensive integrated care. It explores barriers at home, at school and in the community, in collaboration with the families who raise them and the organizations that support them.
The vision is to champion the never-ending quest to provide the best care, help children learn to stand up for themselves once they are outside the comfort of the walls of the center and help them on their way to a happier, more fulfilling childhood.
For more information, visit thechildrenscenter.com.
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